WWE Survivor Series Results (11/18/12) – Big Show & CM Punk Retain, Ziggler Is The Sole Survivor, New Stars Debut

WWE Survivor Series Results
Sunday, November 18, 2012
From the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

The show opens with a video package highlighting the history of Survivor Series, as well as the main feuds heading into tonight’s show. Special attention is paid to Big Show vs. Sheamus, as well as Punk vs. Cena vs. Ryback.

The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the 26th Survivor Series. Cole immediate hypes both World title matches before things are thrown to the ring for the traditional Survivor Series matchup.

Bonus 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Match
- Tyson Kidd, Justin Gabriel, Brodus Clay, Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Primo, Epico, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young & Tensai

The entrances:

Brodus Clay is the first person to make his way out to the ring. Clay gets a nice reaction from the crowd.

International Airstrike make their way to the ring next, followed by Sin Cara, and Rey Mysterio who both get great reactions.

Tensai is the first man out for the opposing team. He comes out without Sakamoto in tow, and gets next to no reaction from the crowd.

Primo and Epico make their way out next, with Rosa Mendes following along, followed by the Prime Time Players. The crowd doesn’t care about the heel team at all.

The start:

Kidd and Epico kick things off, wrestling down to the mat. Kidd clamps on a headlock, but Epico is able to fight up to his feet. Epico ends up back on the mat, trapped in a hammerlock, but he fights out of it. Epico kicks Kidd away, and bridges out of a pin, but he has to bail to the outside to get away from Kidd. Kidd heads out to the apron, but he’s swept off his feet. Epico misses a slingshot dive on the way back into the ring, and Kidd tags Gabriel in, who comes in with a roll up for two.

Mid-match notes:

Gabriel hits a standing moonsault for two before tagging out to Kidd. Some double team work leads to another two count. Mysterio tags in and gets a near fall of his own before getting kicked in the gut. Young is able to make the tag and he comes in with a suplex attempt. Mysterio lands on his feet and is able to hit the drop toe hold to send Young into the corner before hitting a low dropkick to Young’s thigh. Cara tags in to the match and drives Young to the mat face first for a two count. Primo tags in to the match and eats a back elbow from Cara, followed up by a springboard Hurricanrana. Cara heads to the top rope for a cross body for another two count.

Tensai is able to tag into the match and he immediately begins slamming and man handling Cara. Titus tags in and man handles Cara or a bit before tagging back out to Primo. Primo comes down on Cara with a forearm drop before pinning him for two and clamping on a rear chin lock. Cara tries to make it to his corner, but he’s forced back and Tensai tags back in.

Tensai hits a head butt then drops an elbow. Then he does the same. Tensai clears off the face corner except for Clay. Cara tags out to Brodus, who comes in and wipes out Tensai, then Titus, then Young. Cara and Mysterio send the Prime Time Players to the outside and hold the ropes for International airstrike to take them out. Mysterio and Cara dive to the outside to take out Epico and Primo. Back in the ring Clay screws up a slam on Tensai, and Tensai takes him down to the mat, and out with a senton splash for the three count.

Brodus Clay is eliminated.

Gabriel tries to attack Tensai, but he just shrugs it off and takes Gabriel to the mat before tagging in Titus. Titus locks on an abdominal stretch before simply tossing Gabriel around the ring with a fall away slam. Tensai tags back in just as Titus hits a backbreaker. Tensai hits the senton, but Gabriel kicks out of a pin attempt. Tensai misses a second senton and is rolled up by Gabriel for three.

Tensai has been eliminated.

Tensai wipes out Gabriel before heading into the back. Titus comes into the ring to pound on Gabriel for a bit before tagging out to Epico who comes in and takes Gabriel down with a nice butterfly suplex. Epico puts Gabriel in a rear chin lock, but Gabriel fights out. Gabriel misses an enzugiri, but Epico misses an elbow drop. Kidd tags in and comes into the ring with a springboard dropkick. Kidd heads out to the apron and he’s distracted, only to be kicked to the outside by Epico. Primo tags in and heads to the outside, shoving Kidd into the guard rail.

Primo brings things back into the ring, only to kick away at Kidd and try to get a couple of pinfall attempts. He tags out to Titus who comes in and slams Kidd to the mat hard. Titus tosses Kidd out to the apron, but misses a kick and ends up hung up on the top rope. Tyson connects with a kick to the head, and he rolls up Titus for three.

Titus O’Neal has been eliminated.

Young comes in and wails away on Kidd for a bit before tagging out to Epico. Epico suplexes Kidd down to the mat, picking him up and dropping him a second time, but the third, Kidd lands on his feet, and locks Epico in the Sharpshooter. Epico is forced to tap out.

Epico has been eliminated.

Primo attacks, hitting Kidd with rights before dropping him to the mat with a belly to back suplex. Primo leaps off the top rope, right into a dropkick from Kidd. Kidd tags out to Mysterio, who kicks Primo and hits a hurricanrana. Primo tries to roll up Mysterio, but he eats a kick to the side of the head instead. Mysterio heads to the top rope, but he’s stopped by Primo. Primo heads up after Mysterio, but Rey fights him off and sends him down to the mat. Mysterio hits the seated senton before sending Primo into the ropes. Primo avoids the 619, but misses the backstabber and ends up rolled up for three.

Primo has been eliminated.

Young is the last man in the ring, and he eats a 619 right off the bat. Then he eats a splash from Cara, and Gabriel, and a springboard elbow from Kidd. Mysterio heads to the top and drops the dime to eliminate the last member of the bad guys team.

Winners and Survivors: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd

Kaitlyn is shown walking backstage and she’s attacked by someone wearing a hoodie and a blonde wig. Kaitlyn fights back, and she takes off the wig, exposing Aksana. Eve comes in and asks if Kaitlyn is OK, saying she’d hate if something happened to her before the match. Kaitlyn shoves Eve to the ground and repeats the same thing to Eve before walking off.

WWE Divas Championship Match
- Eve Torres (c) vs. Kaitlyn

The entrances:

Kaitlyn is the first woman to make her way to the ring, and she gets a decent reaction from the crowd.

Eve is out next, and the champion gets no reaction from the crowd, who don’t seem to excited for this Diva’s match.

The start:

Kaitlyn attacks before the bell, taking Eve down to the mat and rubbing the wig of the attacked in Eve’s face. Kaitlyn takes Eve into the corner and hits and kicks her, stomping and following Eve around the ring. Kaitlyn slams Eve to the mat before kicking her again. Eve falls to the outside and Kaitlyn is quick to follow, slamming her into the announcer’s table before bringing things back into the ring. Eve rolls right back out and tries to head out through the crowd. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the ring apron before sending her back into the ring again.

Mid-match notes:

Kaitlyn mounts and pounds away at Eve, but a break in her assault leads to a kick in the gut from Eve. Eve takes Kaitlyn to the mat and slams her head down repeatedly before picking her up and slapping her across the face. Eve heads to the top rope and sits on the top turnbuckle, pulling back with Kaitlyn in a rear chin lock. Eve hits an elbow drop to Kaitlyn’s back for a two count before locking in a weird submission focusing on Kaitlyn’s neck.

Kaitlyn fights to the ropes, forcing Eve to break the hold. Eve walks over Kaitlyn before heading back up to the top. Kaitlyn pushes Eve out to the apron, then out to the floor. Kaitlyn brings Eve back into the ring, and Eve begs off, crying and apologizing. Kaitlyn slaps her across the face before slamming her to the mat fact first, twice. Kaitlyn shoulders Eve and drops her down stomach first across the knee. Eve is still able to kick out at two. Kaitlyn pulls on Eve’s leg but Eve grabs the ring apron.

The finish:

Eve heads to the outside, and when Kaitlyn follows, Eve takes her feet out from under her. Eve brings things back into the ring where she hits a swinging neckbreaker for a three count.

Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s champion: Eve

We get a recap of what happened on the pre-show with the meeting between Team Ziggler ending poorly. We cut backstage and Team Hell No are arguing with each other while Miz and Kingston yell and Foley and Orton look on. Foley tells everyone to stop, that everyone here are Survivors. He talks up Sandow, and Del Rio. Foley asks everyone to put their hands in for a bang bang. Everyone puts their hands in the middle except for Orton and they all put their hands up, but only Foley and Bryan say ‘Bang bang’. Orton says he hates Foley, and Foley says that means he’s ready.

WWE United States Championship Match
- Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth

The entrances:

Cesaro comes out first with a mic and says in a couple of days Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. What do they have to be thankful for? A crumbling economy? Skyrocketing obesity rates? No, the only thing they can be happy about is Antonio Cesaro as their champion.

R-Truth’s music hits, and the eccentric superstar makes his way out to the ring to not much of a reaction from this dead crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and we get a lock up. Truth rolls up Antonio for one. Another roll up on Cesaro, another one count. Truth ducks a clothesline and rolls up Cesaro for two this time. Truth catches Cesaro’s leg and spins him around, hitting him with a series of rights. Cesaro hits Truth with a head butt and a huge clothesline. Cesaro tosses Truth into the corner before backing up and kicking him in the face. Cesaro hits Truth with a head butt to the stomach before focusing on Truth’s shoulder.

Mid-match notes:

Truth fights out of the hold, but ends up in the corner where Cesaro drives his shoulder into Truth’s midsection. Cesaro slams Truth to the mat before leaping up with a double stomp to Truth’s stomach. Cesaro pins Truth for a two count before clamping on a seated bear hug. Truth fights to his feet and elbows his way out of the hold, but runs into a knee to the gut from Cesaro. Cesaro puts on another bear hug, slamming Truth down to the mat, then dead lifting him before gut wrenching him over for another two count.

Truth rolls up Cesaro for two, but Cesaro comes right back with a huge uppercut for another two count before locking on another bear hug. Truth fights up to his feet again, getting shoved into the corner. Cesaro runs into a boot, then a couple of big clotheslines from Truth. Truth connects with a spinning forearm, but runs right into a boot from Cesaro. Truth ducks a clothesline and hits a heel kick before suplexing Cesaro into a jawbreaker for another two count.

The finish:

Cesaro fights back with another giant uppercut before picking Truth up with the Neutralizer, putting Truth down for the three count.

Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Antonio Cesaro

We get a recap of Vickie Guerrero playing AJ’s messages to Cena this past week on Raw.

AJ Lee makes her way out to the ring and immediately heads over to grab a mic. She says she’s sorry she has to do this, but she feels like she’s left with no choice. Vickie Guerrero has tried to make her life a living hell. She thought that Vickie was just being a vindictive witch, or a word that rhymes with witch, but then she realized that when you have a secret, the best thing to do is accuse someone else.

And that’s what Vickie is doing. Vickie makes her way out screaming ‘how dare you’, and reminding AJ of her position. AJ says she’s a seeker of the truth, and she was at home when she was sent this photo. A photo a Ricardo Rodriguez and Vickie is shown where they’re eating burritos. Then a photo of her with JR with BBQ sauce all over her face.

Vickie is screaming that this is all untrue, and she’s not happy. AJ shows a photo of Vickie in a bathing suit dancing alongside Brodus Clay. Vickie says this is ridiculous. AJ says Vickie’s evidence, and this so called scandal is ridiculous. AJ wanted reality to slap her in the face.

Vickie says it’s not going to be reality, but Vickie who will slap AJ in the face. AJ stares down Vickie, backing her up. She says she doesn’t want to fight, and neither does Vickie. If AJ puts her hands on Vickie, AJ will lose her job, but the same applies to Vickie. Out of nowhere, Tamina attacks AJ from behind, and puts her down with a Samoan drop before heading to the top for a superfly splash.

Vickie laughs as she stands over AJ before dropping the mic and heading off to the back.

Josh Matthews is backstage with Paul Heyman. Heyman is mad when Matthews talks about Punk’s tricks. Heyman says no one gives Punk the credit he deserves. Punk is the 8th longest reigning champion of all time. While Cena is busy chasing AJ, Cena has lost to Punk more times than Heyman can count. While Ryback has been bringing us back to the caveman era, Punk made history by beating Ryback. Punk is prepared to survive and thrive in the triple threat tonight because Punk is hands down the best of the three. Punk is not only the reigning World Champion, but he’s the best in the world.

World Heavyweight Championship Match
- Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus

We get a video package that recaps the events of the past month or so since Big Show won the title at Hell in a Cell.

The entrances:

Sheamus is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the crowd, but they still seem pretty quiet overall.

Big Show is out next, and the champion doesn’t get any reaction of any kind at all as far as I can tell.

It’s worth noting that there were NO crowd shots during Show’s entrance.

We get formal ring introductions for both men, with Sheamus getting a mediocre pop, and Big Show getting a bit of heat.

The start:

The bell rings and Sheamus attacks right away, sticking and moving. Show catches Sheamus with a right to the side of the face, then hits him with a series of clubbing blows. Sheamus tries to continue to fight back, but Show puts him down with a head butt and a short arm clothesline. Show hits Sheamus with a chop to the chest in the corner, then a punch to the gut, and another chop to the chest.

Mid-match notes:

Show sends Sheamus across the ring and hits a big back splash, but Sheamus hits Show with a chop block to the knee that sends Show into the ropes. Sheamus traps Show’s arms in the ropes and hits him with a series of rights to the face before hitting him with a bunch of clubbing blows across the chest.

Show heads to the outside and Sheamus leaps from the apron to wipe out Show. Sheamus brings things back into the ring and he heads to the top rope, but he leaps off the top rope right into a huge spear from Show. Both men roll to the outside, but Sheamus looks worse for wear.

Show sends Sheamus crashing into the ring steps before sending him back into the ring. Show picks Sheamus up only to slam him back down to the mat. Show stalks Sheamus, shrugging off a punch and hitting him with a head butt. Show knees Sheamus in the face to knock him away. Show picks Sheamus up and drives his elbow down into Sheamus’ arm. Show sends Sheamus crashing into the turnbuckle shoulder first before stomping away at the Irishman’s shoulder. Show hits Sheamus with a couple more clubbing blows before laying him out with another head butt, and walking over the challenger.

Show chokes Sheamus against the middle rope, breaking before five. Sheamus rolls to the apron, driving his shoulder into Show’s midsection and leaping back into the ring with a shoulder block, but Show is able to catch Sheamus with a big kick and follows up with an elbow drop that’s good for a two count. Show clamps on a nerve hold and Sheamus screams in pain.

Sheamus is able to fight his way out of the hold, only to run right into a big side slam for another near fall. Show puts his foot on the side of Sheamus’ head and puts the pressure on, breaking before the ref’s five count. Sheamus gets to his feet and continues to try and fight, but Show puts him back down to the mat with another set of clubbing blows. Show sends Sheamus into the corner, but runs into Sheamus’ boots. Sheamus jumps on Show’s back and locks on a sleeper hold. Show backs into the corner, but Sheamus holds on. Show shrugs Sheamus off, but the damage is done. Sheamus hits Show with a series of rights, backing him up, but Show throws Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post.

Show puts Sheamus down with a huge elbow drop that’s good for another two count. Show climbs up to the second rope, and Sheamus stops him, catching Show on his shoulders, and putting him down to the mat with an electric chair drop in an impressive display. Sheamus is able to get a two count out of it.

Both men get to their knees and trade blows. Sheamus backs Show up into the corner before hitting a running high knee, and a leaping forearm. Show is in trouble as he’s put down with another running forearm. Show tries for the brogue kick, but it’s blocked. Sheamus avoids the chokeslam, and he puts Show down with white noise. Sheamus goes for the pin, but Show kicks out at two.

Both men are slow to get to their feet. Sheamus poses for the crowd and gets himself psyched up. Sheamus goes for the brogue kick, and Show pulls the ref in front of him, causing Sheamus to take out the referee.

The finish:

Sheamus looks on in concern at the official. Show stands up and waits for Sheamus to turn, hitting him with the KO punch. A ref in the ring standing by counts three and awards the match to Big Show.

Following the match, the same official heads over to the announcer and tells him that Show has been DQ’ed.

Winner: Sheamus, Big Show retains the title

Show argues with the ref, and this allows Sheamus to recover. Sheamus grabs a chair and attacks Show, using it to blast Show repeatedly. Show writhes in pain on the arena floor as Sheamus winds up and hits Show in the knees. Show begs off, asking Sheamus to stop. Sheamus tells Show to beg. Sheamus tosses aside the chair, but he lays out Show with a brogue kick.

Five-on-Five Survivor Series Elimination Match
- Team Ziggler (Dolph Ziggler, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez & Wade Barrett) vs. Team Foley (Kofi Kingston, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and The Miz)

The entrances:

Ricardo Rodriguez is out to announce Alberto Del Rio who makes his way out into the arena in a Rolls Royce. Del Rio doesn’t get much of a reaction out of the crowd. I’m sensing a theme for the night.

Damien Sandow is out next for his team, also getting no reaction. Cole goes over Cody Rhodes’ injury while his replacement, David Otunga makes his way to the ring.

Wade Barrett is the fourth man for his team out to the ring. Guess what, there’s not really much of a reaction for him, what a surprise.

Team Captain Dolph Ziggler is out to the ring next, and the crowd actually seems to come alive, just a bit, as Mr. Money in the Bank makes his way out to the ring.

Mick Foley makes his way out, apparently acting as the team captain for his team even though he won’t be wrestling at all. Foley gets a bit of a pop from the crowd.

Kane and Daniel Bryan are the first competitors to make their way out to the ring for Team Foley. Bryan is wearing a pretty amazing jacket, and his beard just keeps getting more epic.

Kofi Kingston is out next, and the Intercontinental champion gets a bit of a pop that fades almost instantly.

Miz is the fourth man out for Team Foley, and he too doesn’t get much of a reaction as it looks like the crowd are sitting on their hands.

Randy Orton is the last man out for Team Foley, and at least he gets a bit of a pop, hopefully bringing some life to the crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and it looks like Otunga and Kofi will kick things off. Kingston goes for a roll up right away, getting two and going straight away for a drop kick. Otunga heads out to the floor, and Kingston follows with a springboard dive to the outside, wiping out Otunga. Back in the ring, Kingston tries for a pin, getting two.

Mid-match notes:

Bryan tags into the ring, uppercutting Otunga, but getting caught with a sloppy powerslam. Sandow tags in and attacks, catches Bryan with a Russian leg sweep before hitting the elbow of disdain. Sandow clamps on a rear chin lock, but Bryan fights up to his feet and out of the hold, wiping Sandow out with a running clothesline and corner dropkick.

Bryan kicks away at Sandow’s chest, until Sandow bails from the ring. Sandow wishes his team good luck and walks toward the back, until he’s brought back to the ring by Kane. Bryan kicks Sandow in the side of the head and Kane tags in to chokeslam Sandow for the three count.

Damien Sandow has been eliminated.

Kane and Bryan argue and Kane shoves Bryan to the outside. Ziggler catches Kane with the Zig Zag from behind and gets the three count.

Kane has been eliminated.

Orton and Miz argue until Ziggler attacks again. Orton takes Ziggler out with a slingshot suplex before tagging out to Kofi.

Kofi wipes out Ziggler before tagging Bryan back into the match. Bryan runs right into a knee to the gut from Ziggler. This allows Ziggler to tag in Barrett. Bryan goes for the corner dropkick on Barrett, but misses. Barrett ties Bryan up in the ropes and Del Rio gets in a cheap shot before Barrett kicks Bryan to the outside. Barrett backs Bryan up into the apron and brings things back into the ring. Barrett tags in Otunga who comes in with an explosive shoulder block, but gets trapped in the No lock out of a pin attempt. Otunga is forced to tap.

David Otunga has been eliminated.

Del Rio comes in and kicks away at Bryan before catches him with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Del Rio charges Bryan in the corner and ends up back dropped to the outside. Bryan makes the tag to Kingston who comes into the ring with a springboard forearm. Kingston takes out Del Rio with a series of strikes, kicks and dropkicks before hitting the boom drop. Kofi calls for the trouble in paradise, but is distracted by Ziggler. Kofi takes out Del Rio with a cross body from the second rope instead. Barrett tags in and hits a black hole slam before hitting Kofi with the bull hammer for the three count.

Kofi Kingston has been eliminated.

Orton comes in and hits Barrett with a big dropkick, but runs into Barrett’s boot in the corner. Barrett tries for a suplex, but Orton blocks it, hitting Barrett with a suplex of his own before dropping a knee across Wade’s face. Orton tags Bryan back into the match. Bryan kicks away at Barrett, screaming No the whole time. Bryan heads to the middle rope and hits a shotgun missile dropkick, getting a two count.

Bryan kicks away at Barrett’s chest, but he’s clotheslined to the outside out of nowhere. Del Rio tags in and brings things back into the ring, but immediately ends up trapped in the No lock. Del Rio breaks it and kicks Bryan in the back before hitting him with a running kick in the corner. Del Rio locks on the cross arm breaker and Bryan is forced to tap.

Daniel Bryan has been eliminated.

Miz heads into the ring and hits Del Rio with a big back elbow. Orton tags back into the match and stomps away at Del Rio. Orton hits Del Rio with a clubbing blow to the chest before going for the pin and getting two. Del Rio kicks Orton’s arm and drops him down with an arm breaker before tagging Ziggler back in. Ziggler kicks away and drops an elbow on Orton before clamping on a rear chin lock.

Orton fights out and launches Ziggler up, pancaking him out on the mat. Miz tags in and so does Barrett, Miz takes Barrett into the corner and hits him with a series of rights before hitting the corner dropkick, and sending Ziggler from the apron. Miz heads to the top and hits a double axe handle smash to Barrett. Barrett avoids the SCF and kicks Miz in the stomach.

Barrett tries for the wasteland, but Miz counters into the SCF, getting the three count.

Wade Barrett has been eliminated.

Del Rio comes in and gets laid out by Miz, only to comes back with a giant German suplex, bridging into a pin for two. Miz is able to take Del Rio out in the corner, but Del Rio comes back with an enzugiri to the back of the head that takes Miz down for a three count.

Miz has been eliminated.

Orton heads in and hits Del Rio with a couple of rights, but he turns to Ziggler, and Del Rio takes Orton down for a two count. Ziggler tags in and takes Orton down with a neckbreaker for another near fall. Del Rio tags back in and leaps up, coming down with a double stomp on Orton’s chest. Del Rio heads to the top rope and leaps off, right into a dropkick from Orton. Orton hits Del Rio with a couple of clotheslines, and a quick powerslam. Orton gets distracted by Ricardo and Del Rio hits Orton with an enzugiri for another two count. Foley attacks Ricardo and puts on Mr. Socko, applying it to Ricardo on the outside to a big pop.

Orton tries for the RKO, but Ziggler interrupts, accidentally kicking Del Rio. Orton sends Ziggler into the ring post and he’s able to hit Del Rio with the RKO, pinning him for three.

Alberto Del Rio has been eliminated.

The finish:

Orton drops down to the mat and psychs himself up. He tries for the RKO, but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag, but Orton is able to kick out at two. Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper, but Orton avoids it and sends Ziggler out to the apron, bringing him back into the ring with the suspension DDT. Orton backs away from Ziggler, setting up for the punt. Ziggler stirs, Orton charges, but he’s caught with a superkick. Ziggler pins Orton for three.

Winner and SOLE SURVIVOR: Dolph Ziggler

Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship
- CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Ryback

We get a video package highlighting the events that led to this triple threat match being created, with Ryback getting a sort of rematch from last month, with Cena being added to the mix.

The entrances:

John Cena is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a mixed reaction that seems more on the negative side initially, but at least the crowd is reacting to something, so I guess that’s a good thing.

CM Punk is the second man out to the ring, and the champion is accompanied by his advisor Paul Heyman. Punk gets a mixed reaction, but mostly positive from the crowd. Cole notes that today is the 364th day of Punk’s reign.

Ryback is the final competitor to make his way out to the ring, and he doesn’t get much of a reaction at all. It looks like we won’t be getting formal ring introductions for this one as the competitors were announced on their way to the ring.

The start:

The bell rings and everyone stares each other down before Punk bails from the ring. Cena gives chase for a bit, then Ryback gives chase, leading to Punk catching a right hand from Cena. Ryback beats on Punk in the corner until he’s pulled out by Cena. Cena beats on Punk until he’s pulled out by Ryback. Ryback sends Cena to the mat, and Punk hits Ryback with a series of rights. Ryback lifts Punk up by the throat, and he’s taken to the mat by Cena. Cena dumps Punk out of the ring, and Cena and Ryback have a stare down.

Mid-match notes:

We get a lock up and Ryback pushes Cena back. Cena goes behind and puts on a head lock, hitting Ryback with a shoulder block out of nowhere. Ryback fights off an AA attempt, hitting a shoulder block of his own. Ryback launches Cena across the ring hard, sending him to the outside. Punk comes in, attacking Ryback from behind and blowing the crowd a kiss before suplexing the big man. Punk gloats and turns around into a gorilla press into a fall away slam. Punk rolls to the outside and Cena comes in to take on Ryback, taking him to the mat and putting on a rear chin lock.

Punk heads to the top and takes out both men with a double axe handle smash. Cena rolls to the apron and Punk sends him falling to the floor. Punk hits Ryback with another double axe handle smash, but when he goes for a third, he’s caught and put back inot the corner by Ryback. Cena tries to sneak the pin, sending Ryback to the outside, but Punk kicks out and comes back with a DDT, getting a two count of his own.

Punk locks on a modified last chancery on Cena, but he’s plucked up, and slammed to the mat by Ryback. Cena slams Ryback to the mat, but Ryback pops right up. Ryback and Cena trade right hands, and Cena comes up with a flying shoulder block, but Punk pulls Cena to the outside and throws Cena into the ring steps. Punk crawls up to the apron and hangs Ryback up on the top rope before hitting a springboard clothesline for a one count. Punk puts on a rear chin lock, trying to wear the big man down. Ryback fights to his feet, sending Punk into the ropes and putting him down with a clothesline and a back body drop. Ryback plants Punk with a spinebuster, then follows up with a giant clothesline.

Ryback goes for shell shock on Punk, but Cena breaks it up and locks in the STF on Ryback. Ryback refuses to quit, allowing Punk to climb to the top rope. Punk points to the sky and leaps off with an elbow drop to Cena’s back. Punk calls for the GTS. Punk shoulders Cena but Cena fights out. Cena and Punk trade right hands, back and forth. Ryback clotheslines both men. Ryback tosses Punk out of the ring, then tosses Cena out after him. Ryback heads to the outside and says ‘finish it’. Ryback tries to get both Cena and Punk up for shell shock, but Punk and Cena fight it off, teaming up and beating down Ryback.

Punk dismantles the announcer’s table as Cena holds Ryback. Punk and Cena double suplex Ryback into the table, taking out the big man.

Punk and Cena slowly make their way back into the ring. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of flying shoulderblocks, then the belly to back suplex. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle and tries for the AA, but Punk drops right down and hits Cena with the GTS. Cena is able to kick out at two, and Heyman and Punk both can’t believe it. Cena pops up and hits the AA, pinning Punk, but he only gets two.

Punk pulls himself up in the ropes. He kicks Cena in the thighs and chest. Punk misses a kick, and Cena catches the leg. Punk kicks Cena away, and hits the running knee in the corner. Punk tries for the bulldog, but Cena counters into the STF in the middle of the ring. Ryback pulls Cena out of the ring and wipes him out with a huge clothesline. Ryback pumps himself up in the corner and runs in with a big clothesline for Punk. Ryback shoulders Punk and marches around the ring, putting the champ down with shell shock. Ryback goes for the pin but it’s broken up by Cena. Cena tries for the AA, but Ryback fights out of it and plants him with shell shock. A group of guys in black come from out of nowhere to attack Ryback. They’re dressed as security.

The finish:

Cole identifies Roman Reins, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose from NXT as they dismantly the Spanish announcer’s table and send Ryback crashing through it. Back in the ring, Punk crawls over toward Cena and pins him, getting the three count.

Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk

After the match, Punk celebrates with his title, holding it high in the air and knowing that tomorrow he will attain 365 days as champion, surpassing Hulk Hogan, and becoming the 8th longest reigning champion in WWE history.

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  • Kyle

    Who else marked out at the ending to this ppv?

    • Josh

      Me

    • Kings of Wrestling

      True fans marked out hardcore. all these Cena fans cried like little babys.

  • wnwdevil

    its about time they change Seth Rollins to a higher card status wrestler such as smackdown or raw

  • H.M.

    Hoping dearly that a new stable is made. Those 3 would go great with Punk as their leader with Heyman in tow as manager. I don't follow them but I've heard great things about 2/3 of them.

    PPV was actually really good IMO despite the bad build. I guess cards can be deceiving haha.

  • Brian

    1- Most boring PPV all year. What a joke! Don’t you

    DARE start off the showing talking about tradition

    And then give us that CRAP…Really.

    Side Note. The male fan sitting In the front row

    Tonight that got ALOT of camera time (by the stairs)

    Was also the fan that was sitting in the front roams got

    ALOT of camera time in FL when Brock Lesnar returned.

    Two events in the front row and ALWAYS gets

    Pre-planned camera shots…who is he?

    I’m guessing he is a friend of Someone high

    Up for sure…just curious if anyone knew how

    This kid always gets front row seats to all these

    Events….

    • team Ziggler

      fyi.. that many thumbs down to your comment usually means it wasnt a good.. ijs

    • stupidcommentmonitor

      again… if our comment gets that many thumbs dumb.. its means your comment was really stupid and no one agrees with you

    • Robert olley

      Calm down Brian so a fan got my cam time than u big deal lol

    • J-Dub

      His friend is money!

    • sterling

      you worry about too much stuff you cant control..watch the product and focus..

  • Ballzdeep34

    I marked in my pants!

  • team Ziggler

    i did.. the whole live blog did. I believe this was the best ending to a PPV in a long time idgaf what richard says.. that was unexpected. Congrats to WWE creative for that one

    • mstr_greedy_x

      Hey ass hole if u don’t agree with Richard that’s fine but don’t be flat out rude about!!!

  • FEED ME MORE

    And the born title reign of CM Punk continues ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    • hurrigame

      I believe you mean boring, right? If you can’t spell correctly, then don’t comment. Hardly Punk’s fault the E insists on showing us that even WITHOUT the title, the show STILL revolves around Super Cena.

      • izblack

        Don’t be a jackass like your hero CM Punk

  • Robert olley

    I marked when I read it finally ambrose and Rollins in the main roster !! Wwe is worth watching again now

  • Austin 3:16

    Ugh, So I guess we.ll have too listen too Punk cut the same promo about "getting no respect" for another couple of months. And WWE wonders why ratings have sucked so bad this year

  • Giovanni

    I really liked the ppv it was pretty decent considering how much creative has slacked. The one thing that confuses me is why bring developmental superstars to affect the outcome of the match. Unless Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reins get promoted, if not WWE creative just backed themselves into another corner. (But that’s just my opinion)

    • team Ziggler

      thats the only reason to bring them in.. they have been on the call up for months now.. working raw and smackdown live shows..

    • team Ziggler

      they will be. It's been speculated upon for months now with them working dark matches on smack down and raw..if handled right, then creative will look like a bunch of geniuses.. Somebody has to be behind it all. First Maddox, now Ascension.. what next. SO many direction they could go with this all with a great payoff if played right. I mean the obvious choice is Heyman/Punk.. but has anyone thought that maybe Big Johnny is behind it. He has been confirm to return by this website….. or what if it was The Rock.. i mena who benefits the most by having CM Punk champion til at least Rumble. Only one man i can think of.. just me thinkin out loud.. But i imagine RAW tmrw to be the best Raw of this year

  • MonstaHeel450

    So no titles changed hands and AJ now has to deal with Tamina, who will prolly be the new MonsterHeel Diva, picking up where Beth Phoenix left off. And with Vicki by her side, who wants to stop her? Good luck, baby.

    Couple of good matches, some meh, but overall too much by the book with no suprises other than Tamina and those NXT rejects trying to become Nexxus: Mach 3. Somebody does not like Ryback to be Tops right now, as the plot thickens….

    • Jonno

      Nxt rejects??? one is the Nxt champ, another is one of the Future of the company, sorry i dont know much about Roman but i would hardly call them rejects!

      • VLG

        Roman Reigns is Joe Anoa'i. He's the son of Sika Anoa'i (one half of the Wild Samoans) and brother to Matt Anoa'i (aka Rosey). He's cousin to Yokozuna, Umaga and Rikishi (meaning he's also related to the Usos). He's got the pedigree, remains to be seen if he can live up to it.

        • Jonno

          thanks very much for that, :)

  • team Ziggler

    the question now becomes.. Who is behind it all.. First Brad Maddox, now the Ascension. Who is pulling the strings to make sure that Punk maintains his title reign.. Creative can go in a bunch of directions with this.. Could it be Heyman.. could it be Punk.. Could it be. . Big Johnny who hasnt been seen in a while but was confirmed by richard to be returning.. or could it be THE ROCK. who else would want to guarantee Cm Punk as champ til Rumble.. so many alternatives, all with great outcomes if booked right.. Raw has the potential to be one of the best this year. Bet more people are willing to tune in now then were before the PPV started

    • bettysteve

      heople hower rules *laughs*

  • Stoney

    Ziggler won with Sweet Dolph Music

  • http://www.12ozprophet.com Dangerous Lee

    Now the IWC can check a couple things off their list.

  • kbos2791

    SS was decent the problem is they now have had two consecutive attacks on ryback by seperate people at least stick with the story line and let brad Maddox do some damage again or should have had those three attack last time. Now ryback whether he was pinned or not is 0-2 in title shots. If you can’t book ryback the right way don’t book him AT ALL

  • sdd619

    Wait Hulk Hogan’s longest reign was 4 years. CM Punk has not surpassed Hulk Hogan. That info is Wrong.

    • Frenchfry

      yea because hogan was a 1 time WWE champ right?

  • Ray

    Survivor Series. Haha, smackdown was better on Friday. Glad I watched 4 free.

  • BigMike7302

    hopefully they will use Dean Ambrose right; I saw him when he was Jon moxley and he is just awesome

  • Simon Veitch

    I think WWE actually just saved themselves with this ending. If Ryback goes on to face the 3 developmental guys at TLC next month, then he isn't needed in the title picture there, he can go back to being strong. Punk can have a successful defence against who ever they want and then Rumble is already booked for The Rock.

  • IZ BLACK

    CM Punk is still champ, Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! Can't wait for the Rock too kick his ass and make the belt interesting again.

  • Ikenna

    I wonder how men would be hiding under mercenaries 2 clinch 2 d top

  • Bishop

    And people still complain? The unexpected still isn’t good enough

    • izblack

      There is nothing unexpected about Punk winning dirty again. Same ol Same ol booking. Worst and most boring title reign since Diesel was champ in 95

  • Alan John

    When is Punk going to drop the belt.Every PPV he has won the word BORING springs to mind

  • Paul uk

    I thought survivor series was one of the most boring ppvs I have ever seen, the last 3 matches were all that stopped it from being an utter fail.

  • paulw3000

    Haha to all those people who are complaining about Punk, his attitude and his promos… You have all been worked Marks! Its his job to make you hate him…

    And hopefully they build Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins up and don’t just feed them to Ryback….

    • izblack

      No, people hate him because he sucks and his promos are put people too sleep. Rating are low b/c he’s champ. That’s not exactly doing a good job. Get out here with your Punk ass kissing. Punk fans don’t know ish about wrestling

      • bettysteve

        you tube "CM_PUNK_ABUSES_FAN_IN_ADELAIDE" that non scripted shot at a rowdy fan was what turned me to him as a great actor, erm, sports entertainer, at the end of the "insults" he "hooks his own mouth" and tells the bloke "gotcha..it's what l do". please do not diss the man for being "in charactor", in real life he is probably the bloke you would most love to share a beer and a b.b.q. with.

  • An0n

    Another new nexus B.S?

  • http://www.digitaaltvpakketervaring.com/ rhcpthomas

    worst ppv I have seen so far and I didn't like the end of the last match But this is a typical thing for wwe

  • AntGilroy

    It amazes me that every ppv people say it was the most boring ever… I admit the beginning was a little slow but the matches were decent.

    The final 3 matches were some of the greatest I’ve seen in awhile… I’m interested to see what Richard says about the finish of the punk match. I marked out heavy for Ambrose and Rollins.. super excited about that. I thought it was booked great.. I’m sure Alot don’t agree but there is so much they can build on with these matches..

    I like the Ziegler went over Orton.. I was convinced Orton would win but wasn’t the case and I also like how there is still that tension with Ziggler and cena.

    I think wwe is finally bringing it together.. lets hope they keep it that way!!

    I’ve been waiting for Ambrose for so long!!! Yes!!!!!

  • Nathan

    As usual the fans were screwed with dumb stupid endings. The sad part is that society has deteriorated to the point that they actually enjoy getting shit on with retarded illogical wrestling that makes little sense. It must be the extremely low quality of education in this country. USA is the only country in the world that uses calculators to learn math. The truth has been told and many of you don't even realize what is happening to you. WWE is just using you by creating dumb cliffhangers so you will spend more money. It definitely works (for WWE)!

  • PREXEC

    To me Punk is Junk. He never was and never will be anything more than a mediocre wrestler who WWE made to seem better than he is. He was fed some controversial lines and WWE made you think they were cutting off his mike. You all got fooled! Now you're all eating into the stupid storylines involving Cena. Don't you all remember when Cena used to beat Punk easily about 18 months ago. Wrestling today is garbage because you dummies fall for all the ridiculous crap thrown at you. Use your brains and you'll see that Mr McMoron is emotionally and mentally unfit. He was left a fortune and it multiplied because everyone likes to see fights even when they're bad!